Global Forum for Media Development

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The Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) "is a practitioner-led process designed to be long-term and open to the community involved in media development around the world.

"GFMD's first activity was the organisation of the first global conference of media aid organisations over the course of three days in Amman (Jordan) in October 2005. Over 400 registered participants attended." [1]
"The GFMD 2005 conference is organized by 18 organizations from around the world dedicated to media development issues, including Arab Press Freedom Watch, BBC World Service Trust, Colectivo de Investigación, Desarrollo y Educación entre Mujeres, Environmental Education Media Project, Fundacion Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano, Institute for War & Peace Reporting, International Center for Journalists, International Federation of Journalists, Internews Europe, Internews International, Internews Network, Internews Russia, Media Development Loan Fund, Media Rights Agenda, Panos London, Southeast Asian Press Alliance, World Association of Newspapers and Zambezi FoX." [2][3]

Global Media Development Forum Steering Committee meeting 1 (Bangkok, 4 - 5 October 2004)

Steering Committee meeting participants: [1]

Guest participants

Unable to attend


"GFMD is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency, the Ford Foundation, the Government of Jordan, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Lodestar Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Open Society Institute, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the UK Department for International Development, UNESCO and the United Nations Foundation." [4]




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  1. Global Media Development Forum Steering Committee meeting 1, Global Forum for Media Development, accessed September 7, 2008.